Governor Udom Emmanuel has expressed his heartfelt condolences as well as that of the Government and people of Akwa Ibom State on the sad and unfortunate demise of the country’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru who lost his life alongside ten others in a plane crash yesterday in Kaduna.

In a condolence message released by his Chief Press Secretary and Senior Special Assistant, Media, Ekerete Udoh, the Governor expressed his shock at the death of the Army Chief.

“I am shocked and saddened by the passing of this fine and patriotic officer. It was just late last March that he paid me a courtesy call and we deliberated on a number of issues bordering on security and our territorial integrity.

“It is so painful to lose him at this time. We sympathize with the President and Commander- in- Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari( GCFR) the Nigerian Army and indeed the entire Nigerian nation on this sad loss.

“Our particular condolences go to the Brigade Commander of the Second Brigade, based here in our State.

May God grant the souls of the departed eternal rest.”

Media Unit
Govt House, Uyo
Akwa Ibom State

By Uduakobong Ekong

Uduakobong Ekong is a news writer and a copy editor at She holds an HND in Mass Communication from Federal Polytechnic Nekede. She also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism from Delta State University, Abraka. She has a passion for information technology and digital marketing.

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